Freya Anderson excited to put hard work into practice as Bath-based swimmers target Olympic places at British Swimming Selection Trials

Freya Anderson says she is excited to finally be competing for Tokyo Olympic qualification as University of Bath-based swimmers head to the London Aquatics Centre for this week’s British Swimming Selection Trials. World, European and Commonwealth medallist Anderson is among 18 swimmers based at the Team Bath Sports Training Village taking part in the Trials, with places in the Team GB squad for this summer’s rescheduled Olympic Games the ultimate prize. Anderson joined the British...

13 April 2021

Gym, swim and more indoor sports return as Sports Training Village and Founders Hall reopen doors to customers

Gym, swim and indoor sports have returned to the Team Bath Sports Training Village and Founders Hall from Monday, April 12th as the second phase of our reopening programme got under way. Customers can now book for individual workouts in the Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre, a swim in the London 2012 Legacy Pool or a game of racket sports. University of Bath students can also book the netball and volleyball courts for a...

12 April 2021

Helen Glover and Polly Swann with their 2021 European Rowing Championships women's pair gold medals

Helen Glover makes triumphant return to competition by striking gold with Polly Swann at European Rowing Championships

Former Team Bath-based rower Helen Glover made a winning return to the international stage when she and Polly Swann claimed women’s pair gold at the 2021 European Rowing Championships in Varese, Italy. Vicky Thornley also won silver in the women’s single scull and University of Bath alumna Sara Parfett narrowly missed out on a medal as the women’s eight finished fourth during an impressive return to competition by the GB Rowing Team who last raced...

11 April 2021

Scrappy performance but another win as Team Bath Netball finish first half of Vitality Superleague season with victory over London Pulse

Team Bath Netball made it 10 wins from 11 matches in Wakefield on Saturday as they concluded the first half of the 2021 Vitality Superleague season with a scrappy 37-27 victory over London Pulse. The Haines Watts-sponsored Blue & Gold, off the back of Friday night’s hard-earned 52-46 win against league newcomers Leeds Rhinos, stormed out of the blocks with the opening seven goals of the game and led 15-3 at one stage in the...

10 April 2021

Player of the Match Imogen Allison

Returning Imogen Allison inspires Team Bath Netball to important Superleague success against Leeds Rhinos

A strong second quarter, inspired by Imogen Allison’s impactful return from injury, set Team Bath Netball up for a 52-46 win in their first-ever Vitality Superleague meeting against Leeds Rhinos on Friday. There was no separating the teams during a first quarter that finished locked at 10-10 but the introduction off the bench of England international Allison, who had missed the previous week’s single-goal defeat to Saracens Mavericks with an ankle knock, helped to turn...

09 April 2021

Pentathlon GB's Kate French on her way to winning gold at the Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Sofia, May 2018

Second UIPM World Cup medal in two weeks for Kate French as Pentathlon GB women impress again in Sofia

Pentathlon GB’s Kate French continued her superb return to competition as she won a silver medal in the women’s final at the second UIPM World Cup of 2021 in Sofia, Bulgaria on Friday. Fellow University of Bath Sports Performance graduate Jo Muir also collected more valuable Olympic qualification points by finishing fourth, as did Francesca Summers in ninth, and Natural Sciences alumna Jess Varley was 11th on her first international appearance for 15 months. “I’m...

09 April 2021

Incredible ippons help Team Bath Judo captain Gregg Varey reach quarter-finals on Grand Slam debut in Turkey

Team Bath Judo’s Gregg Varey enjoyed an excellent Grand Slam debut for Great Britain as he finished seventh overall in Antalya, Turkey. It may have been his first competitive outing for 15 months but Varey was soon into his stride in the -66kg category, defeating home judoka Talha Buyukeser in the opening round before scoring an ippon to beat five-times African Championship medallist Imad Bassou of Morocco. The Team Bath High Performance Judo Squad captain...

06 April 2021

Layla Guscoth in action for Team Bath Netball against Saracens Mavericks, April 2021. CREDIT: Ben Lumley

‘Lessons to be learnt’ as Team Bath Netball’s unbeaten start to 2021 Superleague season ends with single-goal defeat to Mavericks

Anna Stembridge says her squad will take plenty of lessons from Easter Sunday’s single-goal defeat to Saracens Mavericks which saw Team Bath Netball’s unbeaten start to the 2021 Vitality Superleague season come to a battling end. An outstanding contest between two old rivals saw the Haines Watts-sponsored Blue & Gold trail for the first time this season at half-time and go five goals behind an inspired Mavericks side at one stage during the third quarter...

05 April 2021

Former Bath-based swimmer Lizzie Simmonds elected by peers as new Chair of the British Olympic Association Athletes’ Commission

Former University of Bath-based Olympic swimmer Lizzie Simmonds has been selected to be the new Chair of the British Olympic Association’s (BOA) Athletes’ Commission. The double Olympian, who was part of the British Swimming National Centre Bath group based at the Team Bath Sports Training Village from 2012 to 2016, was elected to the role by Olympians sitting on the BOA’s Athletes’ Commission following a highly competitive process. She will also become a full Board...

04 April 2021

Magnificent March earns Team Bath Netball star Sophie Drakeford-Lewis the latest Rengen Player of the Month award

University of Bath sporting scholar Sophie Drakeford-Lewis has been named as Team Bath Netball's Rengen Player of the Month for March. The England goal-attack was in magnificent form during a month which started with her converting 100 per cent of her shots in the win against Manchester Thunder. Drakeford-Lewis, an Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering student who is supported by a Bill Whiteley Sports Scholarship, continued that deadly accuracy throughout March and is currently second...

03 April 2021

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